Dr. Lockhart recognized for his leadership at KIPP Delta Public Schools



Dr. Phillip Lockhart has been named as the Phillips County Teacher of the Year representing KIPP Delta, Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Dr. Lockhart has been with KIPP Delta since 2013. Currently Dr. Lockhart serves as a fifth-grade English teacher at KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy. 

Mr. Todd Dixon, ELA school director, said the recognition is well-deserved.

“Dr. Lockhart has worn many hats at KIPP Delta—from seventh-grade ELA teacher, to high school basketball coach, to fifth-grade English teacher,” Dixon said.  “Over this time, Dr. Lockhart has formed deep relationships with students, their families, and our school and greater community.  He has taught, coached, and mentored countless students, while earning his doctoral degree and raising two wonderful children.

“Most recently, Dr. Lockhart has driven student achievement at fifth grade—raising proficiency on the ACT Aspire English interim assessment to 79%.  He is a quiet and humble leader and a beloved member of our community.”

One teacher from each school district in Phillips County receives this award bestowed by the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce.

KIPP Delta schools are free, public charter schools that accept all students on a space-available basis. KIPP Delta schools are now enrolling. KIPP’s mission is to empower students from educationally underserved communities to develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits they need for success in college and life. For more information, visit www.kippdelta.org/enroll.